Data Plant research project will power modular data center from biogas-run fuel cell at a wastewater treatment plant.
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Startup Edeniq next year will make ethanol from sugar cane bagasse at an existing ethanol plant, a bolt-on approach geared at lowering capital costs.
A smart thermostat driven by cloud data analytics from startup EcoFactor will shave peak demand and improve efficiency year round.
Osram Sylvania LED bulb shows that lighting manufacturers can finally match other technologies on brightness.
Startup View, formerly called Soladigm, introduces a dynamic glass window that tints based on building light and temperature.
A Kior plant in Mississippi will start shipping fuel made from wood chips as planned as it chases large-scale production.
Local power generation with microgrids showed the benefits of reliability during Hurricane Sandy.
Stem uses data analytics and large batteries to cut electricity costs in commercial buildings.
Best Buy's Insignia LEDs cost less than half what similar bulbs cost two years ago, and smartphone-controlled bulbs are becoming available.
Smart grid technologies can make the grid to recover quicker from storms, as utility Pepco is finding out.